You should tailor your cover letter to the specification company and industry in which you looking for employment. Make a list of things you like to include in your cover letter. Put specific skills and qualifications. Put what makes you stand out in the letter. Put why you would be a good choice for the company. Keep it short because the letter should only be one single page. Prepare the letter in a standard buisness letter format. Write your address and date at the top of the paper on the left hand side. Skip down two spaces and type the employer’s contact info. The persons name, title, company name, and address. Have a 1 inch margin around the sides of the letter. In the second paragraph you should put why you are qualified for the job. Put your work experience and your achievements. The final paragraph should describe why you are a good fit for the company. Why they need you.